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What is atenol?

Ozgen Dogan
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Atenol is part of the beta-blocker group of medications. Other medicines in this group are carvedilol, metoprolol, acebutolol, nadolol, labetolol, pindolol, sotalol, propranolol and timolol. They all end in "lol." Because beta blockers cause the heart to beat more slowly and with less force, it needs less oxygen and blood. Because it's not working as hard, blood pressure goes down. Side effects can be dizziness, exhaustion, sexual problems, shortness of breath and/or depression.

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